Saturday, April 16, 2011

Less than 72 hours!

We are getting so excited as we approach Tuesday! Brett and I keep asking each other... are you ready? can you believe it?
Yesterday I had to go to the DMV to register my new vehicle and stopped by a sale in Olathe. They had some adorable clothes that of course I couldn't resist! While I was there a lady was trying to get one of her kiddos to stand up so she could see if something would fit him. In an exasperated voice she looks and me and says "never have twins." I just laughed pointed to my stomach and said "too late." We both got a good laugh, as she couldn't believe I was also have boy/girl twins. I thanked her for the warning, anyway. Also picked up a few other necessities that I have been putting off. It amazes me how much stuff a little person needs.
Today we went out for a free lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings and decided to do some shopping while we were out. Brett picked out a couple of newborn outfits... he said he felt like he hadn't gotten to pick out anything for them. I said what the heck, whatever makes him feel special :) He picked out a pink onsie that says "daddy's princess" and a little polo onsie for Max. It was cute to see him debating which ones he liked best.
Both babies are still moving around like crazy. Siddalee loves to poke her head up on the top of my stomach, making me look quite deformed.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Last Doctor's Appt.

With less than 6 days to go and no more doctor's appointments we are very anxious/excited for the arrival of our twins!
Monday, I met with the specialist for measurements. Their growth has definitely slowed down, but they are still doing great. Max weighed in at 5 lbs. 12 oz. and Sidda at 5 lbs. 5 oz. (Of course these are approximations based on length measurements/gestational age). Doctor said they are quite squished inside... which I can only imagine!!
On Tuesday we met with my doctor and he was happy to see that I was still pregnant. It cracks me up every time I go, because he always comments on how skinny my ankles are. He even explained to Brett that he rarely see's pregnant ladies keep their ankle size let alone one who is carrying two.
Both babies are still moving like crazy, so much for their movement "slowing down." My principal promised me things would get better once they were stuck, but unfortunately for me they don't care how cramped they are. In the last two days Siddalee has totally bruised my right ribs and keeps kicking hard on my right side. Laura told me I will miss feeling them move inside me once they are out, but I am not so sure about that!
My energy level has been like a roller coaster, two days in a row of mad house cleaning and then completely out of it the next two days. Brett and I have been keeping up with our daily walks and I have been keeping up with my chocolate milkshakes (not too much longer until I feel guilty having a daily milkshake).

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Getting Started

So I have contemplated starting a blog several times. I had a website through but never did much with it. Here is what I had written on our website and then I guess we'll go from there...

Brett and I have been married 2 and a half years... time flies! We bought a house last year and are living here in Gardner, KS. He is working for a web design company in Olathe and I am teaching 4th grade at Madison Elementary.

Brett and I had been trying for almost a year. Finally, with a little help from the doctor, I was able to produce a positive pregnancy test! I knew right after conceiving that I was pregnant even though my mom told me there was no way, unless it was twins. Little did we know it was actually twins... at 6 weeks we did the first ultrasound. There I saw two little heart beats on the screen. When I got home I handed the picture to Brett and his reaction was, "Why are there two?" All I could do was laugh, and then with a fearful face he gave me a big hug! At 9 weeks we confirmed the two were growing and both at a perfectly healthy size! Our minds have finally adjusted to the fact that everything will be X2 and we are nothing but excited.

Nov. 26th, 2010 Day after Thanksgiving. Felt one of the babies kick for the first time.

Dec. 21st, 2010 Babies have been very active. After xmas parties at school I just laid on the couch and watched them react to an overdose of sweets. It was entertaining.

Dec. 22nd, 2010 Specialist doctor confirmed a boy and a girl.

Dec. 25th, 2010 Announced our babies names to both of our families by passing on a favorite children's book of ours... Where the Wild Things Are.

Dec. 28th, 2010 Mommy started painting the nursery during xmas break.

Jan. 1st, 2011 Daddy started working on the mural (white silhouette trees).

Jan. 23rd, 2011 We completed all the nursery painting.

February 2011 Steve and Chelsey came up to help with things around the house. We put together the cribs and changing table. Chelsey helped mommy pick out decorations for the room.

February 15th, 2011 The 4th grade team at Madison threw mommy a shower. Grandma, Kirstin and Julian came also! Got some great gifts for the little ones :)

March 8th, 2011 Mommy went to labor and delivery to be treated for pre-term labor. Had to stay over night and then was asked to go on bed rest for remainder of pregnancy.

March 9th, 2011 Grandma and Julian visited mommy in the hospital, grandma purchased their baby books just in case they came early. Grandma Jankord came later that day and went home with us. She helped clean, and cook for a the next day!

March 26th, 2011 Best friend Amanda threw baby shower in Topeka for friends and family. Great to see everyone and what great gifts for the little ones :)

March 28th, 2011 Mommy upgrades to swagger wagon (or Chevy Traverse).

March 31st, 2011 Mommy is relieved to hear that her students did great on both math and reading state assessments!

April 7th, 2011 MADE IT TO 36 weeks!!

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